Following from CA Historical sites webpage:
"NO. 935 CALIFORNIA CHICORY WORKS - The partnership of C. A. Bachmann and Charles H. W. Brandt, formed in 1885, was the largest chicory supplier in America while operating at this site during the 1890s. Chicory roots are roasted, ground, and used as a mixture with or substitute for coffee. Using its own ship, The Dora, and the finest German equipment to process the chicory, the company shipped its product to market until about 1911. Location: 1672 W Bowman Rd, 2.2 mi W of I-5, French Camp."
Website for the current (2004) use of facilites: URL <http://www.therivermill.com/>
Starting with sketchy family "lore", have derived possible family relationship to BACHMANN (BACHMAN) and BRANDT. Would like to explore possibilities with anyone interested: other surnames that also appear to be involved are BOWMAN, SCHLEMMERMEYER [and variations of same including MEYER(S)], and VETTER amongst others.
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